Woodward selects Crane proximity switches for Airbus A330neo thrust reverser actuation system

July 11, 2016
FARNBOROUGH, England, 12 July 2016. Woodward Inc. engineers are contracting Crane Aerospace & Electronics to provide proximity switches to be used on the thrust reverser actuation system on the A330neo commercial jet airliner with Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines.

FARNBOROUGH, England, 12 July 2016. Woodward Inc. engineers are contracting Crane Aerospace & Electronics to provide proximity switches to be used on the thrust reverser actuation system on the A330neo commercial jet airliner with Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines.

Woodward provides the thrust reverser actuation system and selected Crane to provide the proximity switches that detect the position of mechanisms within the system. Eight proximity switches are used on each engine.

“Crane provides proximity sensing technology on all Airbus programs. We are very pleased to add new-generation advanced proximity switch technology and reliability, through Woodward, for the Airbus A330neo thrust reverser system application,” says Rick Jones, senior vice president for Crane Aerospace & Electronics. In 2013, Crane was selected by Woodward to provide the proximity switches for the thrust reverser actuation system on the CFM LEAP-1A engine for the Airbus A320neo. “Woodward and Airbus are pleased with our performance and support of the program. They can count on us to continue that level of support on the A330neo,” says Jones.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers systems, components, and power solutions that excel in tough environments, from engines and landing gear to satellites, missiles and electronic countermeasure devices. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions for aerospace and defense applications, including Sensing Components & Systems, Fluid Management, Power Components & Subsystems, Landing Gear Systems, Cabin Systems, and Microwave Components & Integrated Systems.

Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane employs more than 11,000 people at over 150 locations in 26 countries.

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